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  • By the numbers: Smyrna School District enrollment grows 1.2 percent

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  • The Smyrna School District enrollment numbers hit 5,200 this year as the district grew in student population by 1.2 percent.
    Smyrna Assistant Superintendent Patrik Williams went over the numbers at the October school board meeting.
    For the 2013-2014 school year, there are 5,235 students enrolled in Smyrna. The district grew by 62 students, up from last year's enrollment number of 5,173.
    The three schools with the greatest increase are Clayton Intermediate School, Sunnyside Elementary School and Smyrna High School.
    The SHS student population grew by 65 students and sits at 1,452. The freshman class technically has 469 students in it but Williams said this number is misleading.
    "It includes second-year students who earned fewer than five credits in year one," Williams said via email.
    He said the class totaled 360 students last year and that the current freshman class probably isn't larger than any of the other classes.
    CIS grew by 25 students and sits at 448 total students. Sunnyside Elementary has the largest student enrollment of the four elementary schools; they have 589 students, up 39 students from last year.
    The increase in student enrollment led to the district hiring six new teachers, Williams said. Sunnyside Elementary needed three more teachers, Smyrna Elementary needed two more teachers, and Clayton Intermediate needed one more teacher.
    Here's an in-depth look at the numbers:
    2012-2013 Enrollment vs. 2013-2014 Enrollment
    • District total in 2012 - 5,173; District total in 2013 - 5,235
    • Pre-K in 2012 - 83; Pre-K in 2013 - 73
    • Smyrna Elementary in 2012 - 512; SES in 2013 - 518
    • Clayton Elemetnary in 2012 - 514; CES in 2013 - 490
    • North Smyrna Elementary in 2012 - 423; NSE in 2013 - 412
    • Sunnyside Elementary in 2012 - 550; SSE in 2013 - 589
    • John Bassett Moore in 2012 - 425; JBM in 2013 - 422
    • Clayton Intermediate in 2012 - 423; CIS in 2013 - 448
    • Smyrna Middle in 2012 - 856; SMS in 2013 - 831
    • Smyrna High in 2012 - 1,387; SHS in 2013 - 1,452
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